Associated with a federation of street and working children, the youngsters knocked on the doors of many commercial establishments in Lajpat Nagar and Sarojini Nagar in south Delhi to collect donations.

"Many children become victims of trafficking whenever such calamities occur. We hope citizens of Delhi will contribute wholeheartedly," said Sanjay Gupta, director of the NGO.

According to the NGO, children collected Rs 5,000 in the first day and the drive will continue till the target of Rs 10,000 is not achieved.

The donations will then be sent to the Prime Minister's Relief Fund.

The organisation had collected Rs 50,000 and Rs 20,000 for the victims of flash floods in Jammu and Kashmir and Uttarakhand, respectively.

Nepal was devastated by a major earthquake on April 25, measuring 7.9 on the Richter scale that has so far left over 5,700 people dead.

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